Orioles open home series vs. Blue Jays
The Baltimore Orioles will send ace pitcher Chris Tillman to the mound at home on Friday night as they open an MLB betting series against the division-rival Toronto Blue Jays.
Tillman is 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA on the season, holding the Tigers to one run over 8 1-3 innings in his last trip to the mound. The righthander has faced the Blue Jays 10 times in his career, going 3-3 with a 3.86 ERA in those 63 innings.
In the other dugout, Dustin McGowan brings a 0-1 ledger to the game for the Toronto Blue Jays as he tries to quiet the Orioles bats.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles Opening Odds and Betting Line
Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Toronto Blue Jays before the first pitch in this match found them as 132-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.
Computer Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles Pick
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.9 win for the Orioles. A 4.2-3.9 result in favor of the Orioles is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Baltimore (4-5) will face the 5-5 Blue Jays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Toronto injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 25 (Baltimore Orioles) and the No. 19 (Toronto Blue Jays) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles Stats Matchup
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Baltimore Orioles No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.56 runs per game, against a Toronto Blue Jays offense rated No. 19 and scoring 3.8 runs per game. The Orioles have averaged 9.56 hits per game to date this season, more than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (7.3 per nine innings).
Toronto brings the No. 16-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Orioles's No. 23-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Toronto was a 6-4 loser in its last match at home against the Astros. They lost as -190 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. The Blue Jays were saddled with a loss last time out in R.A. Dickey 's start, as they lost 6-4 against Houston on Thursday at Rogers Centre.
The Orioles were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +149 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Baltimore rolled to a 5-4 win against New York on Wednesday, as Miguel Gonzalez and the Orioles' bats led the team to victory at Yankee Stadium.
Next Betting Matchups
Toronto at Baltimore, Saturday, April 12th